Cheers for the vid. Feel a bit better now that if I had been on the inside a bit more I would have done a couple of seconds quicker. And I actually started treading water in about the last 120m, closer than I thought around the top bend..until being blasted out of the water in the run in!
Tonight did about 9.09 for an undulating 3k relay course at Stevenage, so feeling more positive. Shame we were 4th, so no bling!!
Cheers Wardi & LMH - Yes the crumbs of comfort were I thought it was a 4.10/11 when I finished so I still think there's a 4.06/7 there this year, hopefully!
Padams - BP is very popular with one of our training group . Agreed about the congestion, it was too bunched at the start, thought it would free up some space at the back of the pack where I could be on target but by the kerb too, alas it wasn't to be. I'm blaming Dean for bunching it up and doing me over ha ha..Ideally you don't want to be running much over the required 1500.
Padams- that was Beth Potter. Great run mate, exactly what I tried to do last year before it a bit messy after 5 laps!
Cocked my race up a bit. A seasons best at 4.09.1 but it was messy and spent too much time in lanes 2&3. So all the messing about took its toll and the last 200 was tough. Hey ho, see you at Stevenage tonight.
Mornin! it's a bit difficult to do my report on last nights 1500m at Watford without treading on Dean's toes so to speak (good chance I had no chance of doing that in the race!!). I won't say his time at least.
So, I'm lined up towards the inside, hoping to make a good getaway. Gun goes and I see Dean disappear into the lead. Balls, that's where I wanted to be. For a fast race I have to chop my stride and I'm out in lane 3 round the top bend, staying there for quite a lot if the race. 400 in 66/67, shit! Already too slow, wanted 65. Anyway, the field is chaotic as ever, lots of clipping and chopping and changing and slowing and surging, sadly not ideal for me tbh. 800m in about 2.14/2.15 and I try to put some effort in to the bell, which we get to in 3.01/3.02 and I can see Dean only 4-5 metres ahead. BUT I can feel the last 300 has taken its toll.
So with 200 to go, the legs have gone but I struggle in with others flying past to a 4.09.1. A seasons best, but an opportunity missed. Slide down to 5th on PO10 but it was nice to have a chat with the other 3 now making up the top5 minus Whiteman, with another guy doing 4.08 in the race before. So bit deflated, but trying to grab some crumbs of comfort I trod water for the last 200 and raced most of it in lane 2/3 and got. a SB.
So onto Stevenage relays tonight. More fun!!
Edit. Didn't see Dean's race report when I started typing!!